A lot of wooden tools and utensils were found.
Some of the most interesting is the oldest turned wood in the Northern Europe.
Three small canisters with a diameter of nearly 10 cm (4 inches). Two of the
canisters have small pedestals and lids with a knob similar to the pedestal. The last
canister has no pedestal and a flat lid without a knob.
A small bowl or soup plate with a diameter of 13 cm (5 inches)
A wooden disc with a square hole in the centre surrounded by 6 spokes separated by
open-work triangles. The use of this disc has not yet been determined by the
archaeologist, we do have a theory, which, for the time being (Mar. 1998), are under
A small ornamented round box with lid. The sides is made up of a cylinder with a
diameter of 10 cm (4 inches) and 5.5 cm (2 inches) high. Inside in top and bottom is a
rabbet for the bottom plate and the lid.
Another interesting find is an S-formed stick of
hard wood carefully rounded and smooth. The S-bend in one end is strong and short, in the
other end less bent. The stick is 29 cm (11.5 inches) long and the .of
the stick is extended to both sides across the S-bend to a 5 cm (2 inches) cross piece. In
the middle of this crosspiece is a drilled hole with a diameter of 0.8 cm (0.3 inches).
The edges of the hole are rounded and worn towards the end of the stick on the concave
side and towards the stick itself on the convex side. Lengthways in the crosspiece is a
hole with diameter 0.3 cm (0.1 inch) hole. In the middle of the stick is a hole across the
S-bend with diameter 0.5 cm (0.2 inches). And finally in the end opposite to the
crosspiece is a drilled hole from the end out through the convex side of the stick.
|In our work with the reconstruction of the boat, we have realized that this tool is
very useful for tightening the stitches that keeps the planks together.
Picture, courtesy of (3).
Sewing the stemblock.